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Tracking coronavirus cases: Sterling Aventura

AVENTURA, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic is impacting Sterling Aventura, an assisted living facility in Miami-Dade County.

According to Solvere Living, the operator of the living facility at 2777 NE 183rd St., two residents were hospitalized.

Dean Goldman, a spokesman for the operator of the living facility, reported only one of the two residents who were symptomatic tested positive for COVID-19, the infectious respiratory illness.

Here is the statement released March 27th:

Dean Goldman, President of Goldman & Associates Public Relations:

The health and safety of our residents and team members are our highest priority. We have been notified that one of our residents has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is currently in the hospital. Test results are negative for a second resident who displayed potential symptoms and is also in the hospital. We take the situation with utmost seriousness and are working closely with the local and state agencies and the Solvere COVID-19 Task Force composed of experts with our organization. In addition to the extensive preventive measures we have already been taking, we are further increasing resident health monitoring and screenings. We continue to carry out exacting disinfection protocols using CDC-approved materials and extensive social distancing measures remain in place. We continue to limit visitors to only essential healthcare personnel. Knowing the importance of family support and contact, we are ensuring residents and their family members stay in touch through video calls and other means of communication. The well-being of our residents and team members is our absolute top priority.

About the Authors:

Jeff Weinsier joined Local 10 News in September 1994. He is currently an investigative reporter for Local 10. He is also responsible for the very popular Dirty Dining segments.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.